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Portsmouth nurse wins $1 million in Virginia’s New Year’s Millionaire Raffle

LaToya Gray-Rogers was one of three lucky winners of the Virginia Virginia’s New Year’s Millionaire Raffle!

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — LaToya Gray-Rogers was one of three lucky winners of the Virginia Virginia’s New Year’s Millionaire Raffle. She took home a whopping $1 million!

Her husband went to Getty Mart at 4100 George Washington Highway in Portsmouth and bought ticket #072100. When the winning numbers were announced on New Year’s Day, that ticket was one of three top prize winners.

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“I couldn’t believe it happened!” she later said to the Virginia Lottery.

On January 6, she returned to the store to receive her check from Virginia Lottery officials. The store received $10,000 for selling the winning ticket. Gray-Rogers, who is a nurse, said she and her husband have no immediate plans for the winnings.

The other two top prize-winning tickets in the January 1 drawing were bought in Arlington and Chesapeake.

Five additional tickets won $100,000 each. Those tickets were bought in Arlington, Fredericksburg, Midlothian, Narrows, and Winchester.

An additional 500 tickets each won $500.

The Virginia Lottery generates more than $1.7 million per day for Virginia’s K-12 public schools. Operating entirely on revenue from the sale of Lottery products, the Lottery generated a record $650 million for Virginia’s public schools in Fiscal Year 2019.

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For more information and a complete list of Lottery funds distributed to Virginia school districts, visit the Virginia Lottery’s Giving Back page

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